The Office for Accessibility Services coordinates accommodations for students with disabilities.
What is the purpose of Accessibility Services?
Accessibility Services has multiple purposes. The office:
- Provides academic accommodations
- Offers support services
- Promotes a supportive learning environment
- Promotes student independence, program accessibility and a psychologically-supportive environment
- Helps students achieve educational objectives
To ensure equal access to qualified students with disabilities to the programs, services and activities of Umpqua Community College. Accessibility Services advocates for and empowers students with disabilities through the provision of information, services, and skill development in problem solving and self-advocacy to reach their full personal, academic and vocational potential.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Federal law mandates that public colleges and universities may not discriminate on the basis of disability and that they must provide students with disabilities equal access to educational programs and facilities, both physical and electronic. It requires that public post secondary institutions provide reasonable accommodation to insure equal access for all students, while maintaining the same standards and requirements. For more information about Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Telecommunications Act of 1996, research Disability Law on the Internet, contact the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, or contact the DS office on campus. Procedure for filing a formal grievance is published in the U.C.C. catalog, the yearly class schedule, as well as on the college website.
How to Register
Please bring your documentation to Accessibility Services (AS), located in the LaVerne Murphy Campus Center. After documentation is received by AS, you will need to request accommodations each term. This can be done by meeting with AS or completing the form available below.
Please call 541-440-7900 to schedule an appointment or drop by LaVerne Murphy Campus Center to see the Accessibility Services Coordinator.
Contact Accessibility Services Department
Persons having questions about or requests for accommodations should contact the Accessibility Services Coordinator in UCC's LaVerne Murphy Campus Center, 1140 Umpqua College Road, Roseburg, Oregon 97470. Contact should be made 48-72 hours in advance of the event.
LaVerne Murphy Campus Center - map
Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday
Phone: 541-440-7655 or 541-440-7900
Oregon Relay: 800-735-1232
Accessibility Services Forms
Scooters and Chairs: $1000 scholarship awarded to eligible students. The student must submit an essay on an experience over the past semester that required use of strength and perseverance to overcome . Must be limited to 2000 words. The application deadline for this scholarship is December 27th, 2018, and a recipient will be chosen January 14th, 2019. Follow the link for more information or to apply!
- Eligibility Requirements:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Be a manual or power wheelchair user
- Be enrolled at an accredited 2 or 4 year institution at the undergraduate level
- Be a legal resident of the US or possess a valid student visa
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
AHEAD scholarship: Two scholarships will be awarded to students; one undergraduate student and one graduate student. The application deadline for this scholarship is December 1, 2018.
- Eligibility Requirements:
- Enrollment in a postsecondary institution during the award period
- Regisration for a minimum of 6 credit hours per term
- Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
- Nomination by an AHEAD member